Media Rants

Facebook Replace Email?

The other day I received an interesting email from a friend. He was leaving for the Orient and took the time to let me know this would be his last email, and from this point forward all his communications would be on Facebook. “Incase you are wondering why your email has gone down, it’s because [...]

128 Bit Encryption More Secure than the Waiter

Have you avoided purchasing items online out of fear of identity theft and credit card fraud? According to a 2010 report from the US Better Business Bureau, online identity theft is less severe, is quicker to be detected, and on most occasions the amount of financial damage to the victim of offline identity theft is [...]

YouTube is Cool, But it's not News

Several years ago, a news agency was charged and fined for having fabricated a video, showing it later as a supporting part of a story. They needed an SUV to overturn and couldn’t get authentic video of it, so they set something up to show their point. While there were plenty of cases of SUV’s [...]